Texas Governor: Special Session on School Finance 'Imminent'
- Texas Lawmakers Likely to Need Another Session for School Funding. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;5/12/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31882, p7
Reports on the encouragement of governor Rick Perry for legislators to take time to address the issue with public education finance in Texas. Importance of funding the children's education and providing relief for property taxpayers to the future of the state; Constitutional amendments proposed...
- Tax Cap Debate. Williamson, Richard // Bond Buyer;3/23/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31847, p31
Reports on the proposal of Texas Governor Rick Perry on cap on local property tax increase. School finance reform package; Reduction of homestead property appraisals; Formula for raising tax revenue.
- Texas House: 'Robin Hood' Could Be History By 2004. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;5/1/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31626, p4
The Texas House of Representatives gave initial approval to a bill that would repeal the school finance law if a replacement plan is available by fall 2004. School finance reform was a major selling point for Republican candidates during the November 2002 elections. House Speaker Tom Craddick,...
- Texas' Perry Signs School Finance Bill That Cuts Maximum Property Tax Rate. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;6/2/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32394, p4
The article reports Texas Governor Rick Perry's signing of HB1 into law. The bill is a major component of a school finance reform package approved in May 2006 by the state Legislature. The measures provides a reduction in the maximum property tax rate that school districts may levy a period of...
- Texas Lawmakers Pass Dueling Finance Plans. Sack, Joetta L. // Education Week;7/13/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 42, p26
The article presents information on two competing school financing plans that would give teachers raises and lower property taxes and keep schools open in an attempt to comply with a state court ruling. The separate plans from the U.S. House and the Senate come after Governor Rick Perry vetoed...
- Texas Goy. Perry Seeks, No-Tax Pledge From Lawmakers. Watts, Jim // Bond Buyer;4/18/2012, Vol. 380 Issue 33699, p5
The article focuses on the statements of Rick Perry, governor of Texas, about the strict constitutional limits that may be implemented on the state for replacing the present restrictions that are based on growth in personal income.
- Gov. Perry Urges Tax Cuts for Schools As Special Session Enters Third Day. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;4/19/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32363, p3
The article reports on the recommendation of Governor Rick Perry for lawmakers to cut off school district property tax rates in Texas. School district property tax rates should be reduced by as much as 60 cents per 100 dollars of valuation due to the unforeseen state revenue surplus of 8.2...
- Texas Schools Facing a Hole in State, Local Funding. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;4/1/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31605, p48
Texas public schools are struggling to figure out how they will bridge funding gaps caused by a legislative plan to eliminate $2.6 billion of state education funding. However, Standard & Poor's Corp. pointed out that the school finance system would create pressures that might lower the...
- Three Blind Elephants. Burka, Paul // Texas Monthly;Sep2005, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p16
Comments on the way several Republican politicians deal with school finance and tax bills in Texas. Texas Governor Rick Perry; Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst; Texas Representative Tom Craddick (R-Midland).